Writing & Speaking

Parentheses: How to Use ( ) Correctly

The article Parentheses: How to Use ( ) Correctly appeared first on The Write Practice. People ask me all the time (and by all the time, I mean never), “Liz, what is your favorite grammatical/punctuational structure?” It’s hard to narrow it down to just one (although you’re probably already aware of my love for the Read more

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7 Lies About Becoming a Writer That You Probably Believe

The article 7 Lies About Becoming a Writer That You Probably Believe appeared first on The Write Practice. The profession of writing has been around for thousands of years. You would think we would have figured out how to become one by now, right? However, the more you read, the more you realize no one seems to Read more

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This Fun Creative Writing Exercise Will Change Your Life

The article This Fun Creative Writing Exercise Will Change Your Life appeared first on The Write Practice. I’m sure this never happens to you, but there are times when I don’t feel very creative. A few years ago we’d just had a new baby (our second), bought a house (our first), and were busy managing a thousand Read more

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The Powerful Reason You Should Tell Your Story

The article The Powerful Reason You Should Tell Your Story appeared first on The Write Practice. Today’s post is going to be a little different. Instead of focusing on the mechanics of writing, I’m going to dive into something more important: you need to tell your story. Here’s why. Your Story Matters For a lot Read more

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8 Best Rhyming Books for Children’s Book Writers

The article 8 Best Rhyming Books for Children’s Book Writers appeared first on The Write Practice. Last time we talked about whether or not your picture book needed to rhyme. Today, I thought I’d share some of my favorite books that rhyme to study as models. Check out the best rhyming books for children. Why Read more

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10 Best Creative Writing Prompts

The article 10 Best Creative Writing Prompts appeared first on The Write Practice. You get better at any skill through practice. Prompts are a great way to practice writing (as you might imagine, we’re really into practice here), and in this post, I have ten of our best creative writing prompts. Try a few out, Read more

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7 Killer Tips for How to Write a Bio

The article 7 Killer Tips for How to Write a Bio appeared first on The Write Practice. You have just opened your email from the magazine you submitted your article to. You read the email you have been hoping for and dreaming of: “Hey there, we want to publish your article. Please reply with a Read more

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How To Use an Ellipsis… Correctly

The article How To Use an Ellipsis… Correctly appeared first on The Write Practice. Joe here. Please note that I created the title above as an intentionally incorrect use of ellipses. I realized while writing it that if I didn’t tell you it was incorrect, Liz might stab me in the eye with her red Read more

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6 Surprising Ways to Write Better Interview Questions

The article 6 Surprising Ways to Write Better Interview Questions appeared first on The Write Practice. Interviews are a great way to practice your writing skills, regardless of the genre you work in. But how can you write interview questions that produce effective conversations? Read on to hear some expert advice on building an interview Read more